Eli De Koninck: rigging for The Voyage of Dr Dolittle

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Alumnus Eli De Konick made animal rigs (skeletons inside characters so animaters can bring life to these 3D characters)  at MPC London for The Voyage of Dr Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) and also for The Call of the Wild starring Harrison Ford. 


These rigs needed to be easy and fast to use but they also had to be very realistic and as behave as close to the real animals as possible.


Eli also worked 10 months on Cats a movie starring Dame Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Taylor. This movie was filled with technical and artistic challenges and lots of characters that needed to be rigged. Also good communication was crucial since there were three different rigging departments in different time zones.